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Baker Donelson Expands Labor & Employment Practice

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(Atlanta, GA/February 13, 2007) Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC, announces the addition of attorneys David E. Gevertz and Erica V. Garey to its Labor & Employment Department. Both attorneys practice from the Firm's Atlanta office.

David Gevertz, a 1995 graduate of Harvard Law School, joins the Firm as shareholder. He represents companies in complex employment litigation and has substantive experience in litigation involving accommodations claims brought against restaurants, theme parks, testing entities and other places of public accommodation. He also counsels companies on employment law compliance and litigation avoidance. In 2006, Mr. Gevertz was selected by Georgia Super Lawyers magazine as a "Super Lawyers Rising Star," which recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state.

Erica Garey is a 2004 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and joins the Firm as an associate. She focuses her practice in labor and employment matters involving employment discrimination, restrictive covenants, public accommodations and class and collective action claims related to federal and state wage and hour laws.

"We continually strive to bring the best available talent to the Firm to serve our clients," stated Mike Powell, managing shareholder of the Firm's Atlanta office. "David Gevertz and Erica Garey represent a substantial addition to the experience and knowledge we are able to offer our clients. We are pleased to welcome them to our ranks."

"The addition of these fine attorneys to our group furthers our ongoing commitment to a 'best-of-class' labor and employment practice," said Steven H. Trent, head of the Firm's Labor & Employment Department. "Each brings significant experience in an area of law that grows increasingly more complex for businesses to understand and navigate."

The Baker Donelson Labor & Employment Department represents local, regional and national clients in all types of labor and employment matters including litigation, as well as litigation avoidance through ensuring compliance with employment-related laws and regulations and extensive training programs for client supervisors and managers. Baker Donelson is ranked among the top 10 labor and employment litigation firms in the country by Employment Law 360, a national news source for employment law and human resources professionals.

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